KPK to have contact center on corruption cases next year

KPK to have contact center on corruption cases next year

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). (ANTARA PHOTO/Syailendra Hafiz)

Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will open a contact center, with phone number 198, starting January 2, 2019, for the public keen on furnishing reports on corruption cases.

"Officers of the contact center will be available on phone number 198, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, on every working day," Laode M. Syarif, commissioner of the KPK, stated here, Wednesday.

The anti-graft agency also plans to expand its service media to include chat, e-mail, and other social media platforms, he noted.

The contact center is part of KPK`s commitment to provide better access to the public keen on contributing to the corruption eradication efforts in Indonesia, Syarif added.

The contact center is also expected to prevent fraud from being committed by people claiming to be KPK personnel and intending to deceive people, he stated.

Until December 2018, the KPK has received a total of 6,202 tip-offs from the public.

After being verified, the KPK concluded that 3,990 of the total reports indicated corruption, while the remaining 2,153 did not indicate corruption activities, according to Syarif.

Reporting by Desca Lidya Natalia, Fardah A
Editing by Eliswan A